How to make powdered green tea with green tea leaves

Emma Greenfield

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Can I make green tea powder with green tea leaves

Green tea powder or powdered green tea leaves is widely known by many people around the world for producing tasty green tea beverages for many reasons and benefits that we will analyze below.

However, some people wonder whether they can use green tea leaves to make homemade green tea powder.

The answer is yes. You can make powdered green tea leaves with green tea leaves. The process is quite simple and you don’t need to use any special or expensive equipment. In simple words, the powdered green tea leaves process includes harvesting, drying, heating and grinding the green tea leaves.

Stay tuned until the end of this article to learn how you can use green tea leaves as a powder to make delicious homemade green tea lattes or to bake green tea-flavored treats.

What is a Green Tea Powder

Green tea powder is a type of green tea that has been dried and ground into a fine powder. It is often used as a flavoring in food and drinks, such as green tea ice cream or lattes.

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Green tea powder is made by drying and grinding the leaves of Camellia sinensis, the plant from which you can make any sort of tea you want like green, black, white, oolong and pu’ er teas.

However, the process of making green tea powder depends on the reason you want to use it.

For example, if someone wants to produce a green tea powder to use in cooking or baking, then more leaves would be used to produce a more concentrated mixture. If someone wants to make an iced green tea drink, then fewer leaves are needed so that the flavor doesn’t overwhelm the other ingredients.

How to Make Homemade Green Tea Powder with Green Tea Leaves

Making green tea powder is a quite simple process that almost everyone can do in the comfort of their own homes.

There are several ways to transform green tea leaves into green tea powder and we will show you below how to do it.Green tea powder is a popular ingredient in many recipes. It tastes great and benefits people’s health with its antioxidants. 

Below, we will show you how to make your green tea powder with green tea leaves, so the only thing you have to do is to grab a piece of paper and a pen to write down the instructions below in order to get the perfect homemade green tea powder

Harvest green tea leaves

First of all, if you want to make a green tea powder you need to harvest some green tea leaves you can pick the leaves from home if you have aquaponics herb garden. Without the leaves, you will not be able to make homemade tea powder.

Make sure to choose the best leaves between young or mature leaves for your powder. The best option for many people is the young leaves but you can also make a mix with young and mature leaves together.

If you know how to do this process, let’s move on to the next step below, which is drying the leaves.

Dry the leaves

To dry the leaves, you need to place them in a tray and let them dry for a few hours in a shady place. This part of the process is essential for the leaves to help them drain from the water and humidity.

Also, many people who usually make homemade teas and harvest plants know that this method helps the leaves keep their green color and their smell and aroma. 

If you understood how to dry the tea leaves, let’s see how to steam them.

Steam the leaves

Once you let the leaves dry for a couple of hours, it’s time to steam them by spreading them on a cookie tray or a similar thing to spread them all inside. 

Place the tray inside the oven and preheat the oven to 120 C (250 F) for approximately five to twenty minutes maximum. Make sure to keep an eye during the process, because we don’t want to see a change in their color.

When you see that the leaves are dried, turn off the oven and use a hand glove or a towel to take out the tray with the leaves. 

Sort the good leaves from the bad ones

After you take the leaves out of the oven, you need to wait a bit because they will be hot, so you need to let them cool down a bit.

Once the leaves are cool (or at least not hot), you can begin sorting which leaves are good and which are not good to grind them. 

To help you understand, you need to remove any stems and veins you see and take only the good part of the leaves.

Although, it is important to crush the leaves to make them fit in the grinding tool. If you followed all the steps above then you are on a good way to make a nice homemade green tea powder.

Grind the leaves

If you complete the above step, now it is time to grind the leaves to make them powder. 

When it comes to grinding tea leaves, there are many ways to do it. Some of the most common ways to grind tea leaves are to use a blender, tea leaf mill or a coffee grinder.

Place the leaves inside of one of the devices/gadgets above and grind them patiently to get the best possible results and a great tea powder.

Store the dried powder

If you don’t want to make a tea right now or if you used it and don’t know where to store the powder, we recommend storing your loose tea in an airtight container to extend its shelf life.

To keep tea powder fresh, it must be protected from air, heat, light and moisture. That means you should be keeping the tea in an airtight container in a cool, dark place when you don’t use it.

How to make green tea with powdered green tea leaves:

How to make green tea with green tea powder

Add warm water

The first step before doing anything else is to heat water to 80-85ºC. Make sure that it is important not to boil the water because you want to avoid bitterness or a change in the flavor of green tea. 

This is best done in a temperature-controlled kettle, but you can also use a water temperature thermometer. However, if you know well how to heat the water, you can just heat it before it starts to boil and make bubbles. 

If you let your water start boiling by mistake, don’t worry about that, let it cool for a few minutes to let it get the right temperature.

Pour the heated water into a teapot

The second step is to pour the heated water into a glass or mug.

If you plan to make a lot of green tea, then make sure to use something bigger like a teapot or a particular hot container for beverages.

Add the powder to the water

Put the tea powder into the hot water and blend it well with a spoon or anything else you want to make the powder dissolve in the water.


After you dissolve the tea powder into your mug, it is time to taste the tea and see how it tastes! Feel free to add any extras like honey or sugar to give a special flavor to your green tea and let us know with the results!

What is the difference between green tea powder and matcha powder?

As you know, powdered green tea and matcha powder are not the same as they differ in some parts. 

The only common thing between these two teas is that they do come from the same plant, Camelia Sinensis, and both are classified as green teas. 

The main differences between these two tea powders are that they are produced differently, resulting in different tastes, nutritional profiles, and colors. The flavor profiles of matcha and green tea are different. Also, matcha has an earthy taste, while green tea has a sweeter taste. 

What should I add to my green tea?

Adding a little bit of honey to your green tea is a great way to add sweetness and depth to the flavor. Adding a small amount of butter to your green tea is also a great way to add flavor to your tea.

Although, adding some mint leaves to your green tea is a great way to brighten up the flavor and make it feel fresher. Mint can easily be added by adding them whole, or by grinding them into a powder first.

What are the benefits of drinking green tea every day?

The benefits of green tea are many and they are not just limited to human beings. Animals and plants also benefit from the consumption of green tea.

Many experts and people that drink green tea every day believe that green tea can help you live longer, and prevent cancer and heart disease. It can also lower your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.

Apart from these benefits, green tea is high in antioxidants and can also help people lose weight. Overall, it is a healthy drink as it can be a part of the morning diet for every person.

Final Thoughts

Summing up, the process of making green tea powder is simple. As you understood, you can do everything we mentioned above without any specialized equipment and it does not require any expensive ingredients or preparation methods, just use homemade items and equipment. Making your green tea powder will provide you with an opportunity to customize your preparation method and allow you to experiment with different flavor profiles for your drink.

As a dedicated mother and passionate software developer, she weaves her diverse experiences into captivating stories that inspire and engage readers. Emma's love for sustainable living and environmental consciousness permeates both her personal and professional life. When she's not immersed in the world of coding and software development, Emma can be found nurturing her family and tending to her thriving organic garden. Her commitment to sustainable practices extends to every aspect of her life, from repurposing household items to embracing eco-friendly technologies.